Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club is one of my guilty pleasures. Aside from Charlamagne tha God’s vulgar foolishness, there are occasions when the interviews are quite insightful, especially when they feature entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and professionals like Dr. Natasha Sandy. You may have heard accusations of Charlamagne bleaching his skin, but those claims were obviously unfounded and asinine. I certainly took notice of his glowing skin and almost fell out my chair when I saw an interview with his dermatologist in my subscription feed. Forget disproving rumors. I wanted to know all the free secrets and a link for her services.
Dr. Sandy is a board certified physician and Medical Director of Columbia Medical Skin Care and Dermatology, currently practicing in New York and Maryland with licenses in New Jersey, New York, Texas and Maryland. She is a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and American Medical Association. This woman is credentialed and deserves all the respeck on her name! While being completely distracted to the point of no return at work so I can take notes on this glow up (priorities, ladies), she provided Charlamagne’s regimen, which included some of her own skin care products, PolisheD Holistic Skincare. See where this is going? Yep, she took time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions about her brand and her skin care regimen.
What made you want to start your own skin care?
Technically, this probably started when I realized I wanted to become a doctor at age 4. However, the clear actualization into this skin care line comes after many years of struggling with acne, hyperpigmentation, eczema, and skin sensitivities. I struggled to find products that worked and didn’t just leave me with irritated skin and bathroom cabinets full of useless products. As a consumer, I was overwhelmed by what was available and what to choose, and as a patient I was desperate to get results. On this quest for healthy skin I became a vegetarian, went to medical school, became obsessed over skincare products, and got some tangible results. When I finally figured out a formula that helped to give consistent results I vowed to put something together in a product line that will have no one suffer like I did.
Do you formulate your products yourself?
I along with a chemist and an established manufacturer identified key ingredients and formulations to create the line.
How do you define holistic skin care?
Holistic skin care is a complete approach to skin care and health. Maintaining healthy skin from the inside out and outside in. Holistic skin care not only pays attention to what you put on your body but also what you put in your body. We merge the wisdoms of ancient traditions and grandma skin care potions with the efficacy of modern science and research to deliver consistent results.
Describe what sets PolisheD apart from other skin care brands.
PolisheD Holistic Skincare is about creating tangible results the simplest way possible and maintaining those results.
I have questions about some of your products:
- All pads: How many sheets come in one order? 60.
- Acne pads: Is this ideal for all types of acne? Do you recommended your patients continue use these to prevent occasional breakouts? Yes and yes. You gain other benefits from smooth texture and even skin tone.
- After Shave Pads: Do these prevent razor bumps and ingrown hair? Can women use this on their bikini line? Yes and Yes.
How do your patients inspire you?
My patients inspire me by allowing me to serve them and seeing their transformation. My goal through medicine is to inspire people to fearlessly create the life that they want. My patients may come to me about their acne for example but after we address their diet and lifestyle, they not only have clear skin they are healthier and full of vitality.
What are the key components to your skin care regimen?
My skin care regimen has 3 aspects: skin care products, clean diet, and exercise. I have acne and eczema, so my regimen includes steps to manage both. To cleanse my face morning and night I use PolisheD Gentle Hydrating Cleanser or Neutrogena Ultragentle Cleanser as well.
What are your best sellers and what are your favorites?
Our PolisheD Complexion Correction Pads and PolisheD Acne Pads. My personal favorites are my PolisheD Complexion Correction Pads, PolisheD Smooth, and Glow Level 1, PolisheD Skin So Bright Scrub and PolisheD Eyecream.
Where can we find PolisheD?
Dr.NatashaSandy.com and PolishedHolisticSkincare.com. At our offices in Maryland and New York. We have a new store coming soon in New York.
What skin care tip do you live by?
Nothing tastes better than smooth skin. While I say washing your face daily is a must, a retinoid product is your best friend and you should never leave home without your sunscreen, what you eat can take your skin to fine to fabulous.